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LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR

by Gust Van den Berghe

synopsis

When the three beggars Suskewiet, Pitje Vogel and Schrobberbeeck are tired of their poverty and hunger, they decide to sing Epiphany on Christmas Eve. Their plan is a triumph and they sing themselves rich. On the way back to the pub however, they get lost in the woods and witness the birth of Little Baby Jesus. Bedazzled by this miracle they decide to give away all their gifts. When next year Christmas is around, they decide to sing again. But puzzled by last year experience, they start to quarrel over the gifts. Our three friends fall apart and each go their own way.

international title: Little Baby Jesus of Flandr
original title: En waar de sterre bleef stille staan
country: Belgium
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Gust Van den Berghe
film run: 73'
screenplay: Gust Van den Berghe
cast: Jelle Palmaerts, Paul Mertens, Peter Janssens
cinematography by: Hans Bruch Jr.
film editing: David Verdurme
art director: Jørgen Hopmans
music: Michael De Schryver, Adriaan Verwée, Va Fan Fahre, Kathleen Ferrier, Alessandro Morechi, Missa Luba
producer: Tomas Leyers
production: Minds Meet
backing: Rits Erasmushogeschool, Theater Stap

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Directors’ Fortnight
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